Basil Rathbone (1892–1967)

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KNOWN FOR 
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) | Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) | The Magic Sword (1962)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins More »
AKA 
Sir Basil Rathbone
NICKNAME  
Ratters
BORN 
Jun 13, 1892 (died Jul 21, 1967)
HEIGHT 
6' 1½" (1.87m)

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Past Film & Video (90 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Past Television (39 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Soldier in LoveSoldier in Love (TV Movie) The Duke of York  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Summer FunSummer Fun (TV Series) Governor (1 episode, 1966)  Less 1966 1
  • Primary photo for Dr. KildareDr. Kildare (TV Series) Frederick Foray (2 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965 2
  • Primary photo for Burke's LawBurke's Law (TV Series) Milo James (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
  • Primary photo for SuspenseSuspense (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964 1
  • Primary photo for Victoria ReginaVictoria Regina (TV Movie) Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli (Lord Beaconsfield)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The ChristophersThe Christophers (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1960)  Less 1960 1
  • Primary photo for The Red Skelton ShowThe Red Skelton Show (TV Series) Hugh Rubicoff / Sir Robert (2 episodes, 1956)  Less 1956–1960 2
  • Primary photo for Tales from DickensTales from Dickens (TV Series) Ebenezer Scrooge (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for The DuPont Show of the MonthThe DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series) Emperor (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958 1
  • Primary photo for Hans Brinker and the Silver SkatesHans Brinker and the Silver Skates (TV Movie) Dr. Boekman  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Kraft Television TheatreKraft Television Theatre (TV Series) General Zomback (2 episodes, 1956)  Less 1956–1957 2
  • Primary photo for The United States Steel HourThe United States Steel Hour (TV Series) Duke (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for The LarkThe Lark (TV Movie) Chief Inquisitor  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for The Alcoa HourThe Alcoa Hour (TV Series) Ebenezer Scrooge (1 episode, 1956), Performer ("Humbug", "I Wear A Chain", "Spirit Theme", "The Christmas Spirit", "One Little Boy", "I Wear A Chain', "Mankind Should Be My Business") (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956 1
    • The Stingiest Man in Town (Dec 23, 1956) Ebenezer Scrooge, Performer ("Humbug", "I Wear A Chain", "Spirit Theme", "The Christmas Spirit", "One Little Boy", "I Wear A Chain', "Mankind Should Be My Business")  Less
  • Primary photo for Shower of StarsShower of Stars (TV Series) Marley's Ghost (2 episodes, 1954)  Less 1954–1956 2
  • Primary photo for Screen Directors PlayhouseScreen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) Paul Charters (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956 1
  • Primary photo for Star TonightStar Tonight (TV Series) Narrator (1 episode, 1955)  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for Science Fiction TheatreScience Fiction Theatre (TV Series) Dr. Victor Berenson (1 episode, 1955)  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for Svengali and the BlondeSvengali and the Blonde (TV Movie) Svengali  Less 1955
  • Primary photo for The Eddie Cantor Comedy TheaterThe Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater (TV Series) Robert (1 episode, 1955)  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for General Motors PresentsGeneral Motors Presents (TV Series) Captain Edward Fairfax Vere (1 episode, 1955)  Less 1955 1
    • Billy Budd (Apr 26, 1955) Captain Edward Fairfax Vere  Less
  • Primary photo for Schlitz Playhouse of StarsSchlitz Playhouse of Stars (TV Series) The Jewel Thief (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for Studio OneStudio One (TV Series) Hazelton Crome (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for Love StoryLove Story (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for The Philip Morris PlayhouseThe Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton BerleTexaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle (TV Series) Sherlock Holmes (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for The Motorola Television HourThe Motorola Television Hour (TV Series) Duke (1 episode, 1953)  Less 1953 1
  • Primary photo for Season's GreetingsSeason's Greetings (TV Movie) Actor  Less 1953
  • Primary photo for DangerDanger (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1953)  Less 1953 1
  • Primary photo for SuspenseSuspense (TV Series) Sherlock Holmes / Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (2 episodes, 1951)  Less 1951–1953 2
  • Primary photo for Broadway Television TheatreBroadway Television Theatre (TV Series) Benvenuto Cellini / Chief Inspector Tanner (2 episodes, 1953)  Less 1953 2
  • Primary photo for Lux Video TheatreLux Video Theatre (TV Series) Ambrose Wallington / Sir Paul Maxim / Frampton (3 episodes, 1951)  Less 1951–1953 3
  • Primary photo for Betty Crocker Star MatineeBetty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951 1
  • Primary photo for Lights OutLights Out (TV Series) Gregory (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951 1
  • Primary photo for The Colgate Comedy HourThe Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) Count Durand (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951 1
  • Primary photo for Nash Airflyte TheatreNash Airflyte Theatre (TV Series) Actor (1 episode, 1950)  Less 1950 1
  • Primary photo for The Chevrolet Tele-TheatreThe Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series) Actor (2 episodes, 1949)  Less 1949–1950 2
  • Primary photo for The Ford Theatre HourThe Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series) Mr. Brink (1 episode, 1949)  Less 1949 1
Self (35 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Baffling World of ESPBaffling World of ESP (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Celebrity GameThe Celebrity Game (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1965)  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Merv Griffin ShowThe Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) Himself (7 episodes, 1963)  Less 1963–1965
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  • Primary photo for 1, 2, 3 Go1, 2, 3 Go (TV Series) Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Here's HollywoodHere's Hollywood (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1961)  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for The Arthur Murray PartyThe Arthur Murray Party (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Actor (4 episodes, 1957)  Less 1957–1960
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  • Primary photo for Time to RememberTime to Remember (TV Series) Narrator (2 episodes, 1959)  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Make Me LaughMake Me Laugh (TV Series) Himself (2 episodes, 1958)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Betty White ShowThe Betty White Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for The Arlene Francis ShowThe Arlene Francis Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for Person to PersonPerson to Person (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1957)  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for The Amazing DunningerThe Amazing Dunninger (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1956)  Less 1956
  • Primary photo for I've Got a SecretI've Got a Secret (TV Series) Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 1952)  Less 1952–1956
  • Primary photo for Schlitz Playhouse of StarsSchlitz Playhouse of Stars (TV Series) Himself - Host / General Lee (1 episode, 1954)  Less 1954
  • Primary photo for The Name's the SameThe Name's the Same (TV Series) Himself (7 episodes, 1954)  Less 1954
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  • Primary photo for Texaco Star Theatre Starring Milton BerleTexaco Star Theatre Starring Milton Berle (TV Series) Himself (6 episodes, 1949)  Less 1949–1952
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  • Primary photo for Your Lucky ClueYour Lucky Clue (TV Series) Himself - Host (2 episodes, 1952)  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for Penthouse PartyPenthouse Party (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for What's My Line?What's My Line? (TV Series) Himself - Mystery Guest (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
    • Episode #2.30 (Apr 8, 1951) Himself - Mystery Guest  Less
  • Primary photo for The Jack Benny ProgramThe Jack Benny Program (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for The Frank Sinatra ShowThe Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1951)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Showtime, U.S.A.Showtime, U.S.A. (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1950)  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for Ford Star RevueFord Star Revue (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1950)  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for Your Show of ShowsYour Show of Shows (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1950)  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for Inside U.S.A. with ChevroletInside U.S.A. with Chevrolet (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1950)  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for The Ken Murray ShowThe Ken Murray Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1950)  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for Vienna Art TreasuresVienna Art Treasures (Short) Narrator  Less 1950
  • Primary photo for Tonight on BroadwayTonight on Broadway (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1948)  Less 1948
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 4: Hollywood CelebrationsScreen Snapshots Series 25, No. 4: Hollywood Celebrations (Short) Himself  Less 1945
  • Primary photo for Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 6Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 6 (Short) Himself  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 19, No 10Screen Snapshots Series 19, No 10 (Short) Himself  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 5: Art and ArtistsScreen Snapshots Series 19, No. 5: Art and Artists (Short) Himself  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 10Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 10 (Short) Himself - Host  Less 1939
  • Primary photo for For Auld Lang SyneFor Auld Lang Syne (Short) Himself - Arriving Celebrity (uncredited)  Less 1938
  • Primary photo for Breakdowns of 1938Breakdowns of 1938 (Short) Basil (The Adventures of Robin Hood wardrobe test) (uncredited)  Less 1938
Archive Footage (44 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a DamnLeslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn Himself (archive footage)  Less 2016 £220K
  • Primary photo for DuelsDuels (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Ninja the Mission ForceNinja the Mission Force (TV Series) Sorcerer Dan (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Real Sherlock HolmesThe Real Sherlock Holmes (TV Movie) Sherlock Holmes (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for Cinemassacre's Monster MadnessCinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series) Baron Wolf von Frankenstein / Carmichael (segment "The Case of M. Valdemar") (2 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007–2011
    • Son of Frankenstein (Oct 3, 2011) Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (archive footage)  Less
    • Roger Corman's Poe Films (Oct 13, 2007) Carmichael (segment "The Case of M. Valdemar") (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for A History of Horror with Mark GatissA History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (TV Mini-series) Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood (Oct 11, 2010) Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Time to RememberTime to Remember (TV Series) Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
    • Stage and Screen (Sep 28, 2010) Himself - Narrator (archive sound) (archive footage) (as Sir Basil Rathbone)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Naked ArchaeologistThe Naked Archaeologist (TV Series) Lodac (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Elementary My Dear Watson: The Man Behind Sherlock HolmesElementary My Dear Watson: The Man Behind Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for TimeshiftTimeshift (TV Series) Sherlock Holmes (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Captain Blood: A Swashbuckler Is BornCaptain Blood: A Swashbuckler Is Born (Video) Various Roles (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of Errol FlynnThe Adventures of Errol Flynn (TV Movie) Himself / Various Roles (archive sound) (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Conan Doyle for the DefenceConan Doyle for the Defence (TV Movie) Sherlock Holmes (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a MonsterThe Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster (Video) Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The Great DetectivesThe Great Detectives (TV Series) Sherlock Holmes (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Film BreaksFilm Breaks (TV Series) Sherlock Holmes (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999
    • Sherlock Holmes (1999) Sherlock Holmes (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Universal HorrorUniversal Horror (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Un siècle d'écrivainsUn siècle d'écrivains (TV Series) Sherlock Holmes (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (TV Movie) Captain Esteban Pasquale (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Nightmare: The Birth of HorrorNightmare: The Birth of Horror (TV Series) Sherlock Holmes (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for In the Footsteps of Sherlock HolmesIn the Footsteps of Sherlock Holmes (TV Movie) Sherlock Holmes (archive footage)  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Captain Esteban Pasquale (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for SprocketsSprockets (TV Series) Sherlock Holmes (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995
    • Sherlock Holmes (1995) Sherlock Holmes (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for It's Alive: The True Story of FrankensteinIt's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Frankenstein: A Cinematic ScrapbookFrankenstein: A Cinematic Scrapbook Baron Wolf von Frankenstein (archive footage)  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: Carnival of ComedyMilton Berle, the Second Time Around: Carnival of Comedy (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Katts and DogKatts and Dog (TV Series) Sherlock Holmes (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
    • Code of Honour (1988) Sherlock Holmes (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Reginald LeBorg - Man nannte mich den AlleskönnerReginald LeBorg - Man nannte mich den Alleskönner (TV Movie) Sir Joel Cadman (archive footage)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Forty MinutesForty Minutes (TV Series) Sherlock Holmes (1 episode, 1987)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for The Great Mouse DetectiveThe Great Mouse Detective Sherlock Holmes (archive sound) (archive footage)  Less 1986 $14MM $39MM / —
  • Primary photo for The Many Faces of Sherlock HolmesThe Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes (Video) Sherlock Holmes (archive footage)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Hollywood: The Gift of LaughterHollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie) Sherlock Holmes (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1982
  • Primary photo for The Horror ShowThe Horror Show (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for That's HollywoodThat's Hollywood (TV Series) Self (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for MadhouseMadhouse Carmichael (segment "The Case of M. Valdemar") (archive footage)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Dick Cavett ShowThe Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) Sir Ravenhurst from film THE COURT JESTER (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
    • Episode dated 4 February 1971 (Feb 4, 1971) Sir Ravenhurst from film THE COURT JESTER (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Jarvis Collection: Scotland YardThe Jarvis Collection: Scotland Yard (TV Movie) Sherlock Holmes (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Son of FrankensteinThe Son of Frankenstein (Short) Frankenstein (archive footage)  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Hollywood and the StarsHollywood and the Stars (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1964)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Horror!!!Horror!!! (TV Movie) Self (archive footage)  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for Tri plyus dvaTri plyus dva Frankenstein (archive footage)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Hollywood: The Great StarsHollywood: The Great Stars (TV Movie) Sir Guy of Gisbourne (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for DisneylandDisneyland (TV Series) Narrator (edited from: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad) (1 episode, 1955)  Less 1955
    • The Wind in the Willows (Feb 2, 1955) Narrator (edited from: The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad) (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Land of LibertyLand of Liberty Marquis St. Evremonde (edited from 'Tale of Two Cities') (archive footage)  Less 1939

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